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2014 Bike to Work/School Day

This year's Bike to School Day will coincide with Bike to Work Day in San Leandro again. On May 5, the San Leandro City Council will issue a proclamation declaring May 8, 2014 as Bike to Work/School Day. The City of San Leandro is one of 70 proud sponsors of this event in the East Bay.

The Engineering and Transportation Department will host an Energizer Station at the main entrance to the San Leandro BART station during the morning commute from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., as one of many throughout the Bay Area. We will offer water, juice, coffee, and pastries to bicyclists. In addition to City’s Energizer Station, Dr. Sheila Donnelly who recently moved her chiropractic business to San Leandro and is the VP of the San Leandro Downtown Association will host another Energizer Station at San Leandro Memorial Park.

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2014 City of San Leandro Blood Drive

Friday, June 6, Noon - 6:00 p.m., Main Library Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Avenue

· The City's annual summer blood drive is scheduled for June 6. You are more than welcome to donate and spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors.

· To schedule your appointment, please sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the Sponsor Code of CSL. Or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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San Leandro News - April 2014

The April issue of San Leandro News is here. This publication will be posted on the City's website each month and include news, events and updates of interest to the community. Members of the community can receive an email notice of the new update by signing up through E-Notify.

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Successful "State of the City" Address Held on March 24

In partnership with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, the City of San Leandro hosted the annual Mayor's State of the City Address on Monday evening, March 24th. As part of his annual address, Mayor Stephen Cassidy updated attendees on the acceleration of San Leandro’s innovation climate as well as other exciting local developments. Some of the key topics and themes included:

  • Various initiatives to improve San Leandro’s quality of life, including the return of the Cherry Festival on May 31st, as well as efforts to enhance local artistic and cultural amenities
  • Transforming San Leandro’s industrial area into a center for innovation in the Bay Area
  • The City’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain new business investment
  • Major new projects that will be coming on line in 2014, including:
    • The expansion of the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network,
    • The development of a local craft brewery cluster,
    • The new downtown technology campus, and
    • Many others
For more information, please see the video recording, or copies of the Mayor’s Address and Presentation.

For questions, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at 577-3391.

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Virtual City Hall Launch

The City of San Leandro is pleased to launch its Virtual City Hall platform, through the assistance of Peak Democracy. Virtual City Hall provides a new online tool enabling community residents to share their opinions or offer feedback with city officials and staff. The first survey asks community members to share how they presently receive information about City government. To read what others are saying or to share your own opinion, please visit: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/1714.

Should you have any questions, please contract Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager, at 577-3391.

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The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department Launches 2014 Spring Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Kiddie Kollege, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Spring Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.

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Wednesday April 23, 2014
9:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
10:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
1:30  PM Preschool Storytime (Main Library)
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. Each week we offer a different theme. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
2:30  PM Dub Club for Grades 5 to 8 (Main Library)
Join us Wednesdays for Dub Club! Do homework, have a snack, play games, hang out, and have fun!

Who? Teens in grades 5-8
When? Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Main Library



7:00  PM Family Fun Night: Activated Story Theater (Main Library)
Act!vated Story Theater
Act!vated storytellers don't just tell stories, they act!vate them with physical comedy, audience participation, American Sign Language and imaginative props; staged by professional actors before a gigantic oversized book! All ages are welcome at this Family Fun Night. Doors open at 6:50pm, and refreshments are served after the show. Questions? Please call 577-3960.

7:00  PM Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission (HSC) identifies social needs in the community and recommends to the City Council possible ways to meet those needs, evaluates and encourages the provision of social services in the City, assists social services agencies with fundraising, and reviews requests for City financial support to social service agencies. The HSC has nine members who serve four-year terms. The HSC meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall.
Thursday April 24, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Españolpara bebes y niños menoresde tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30  AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library
Designed for children ages 3-8, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun! No registration required, just drop in!
7:00  PM Spring Gardening Workshop

Learn gardening tipsfrom a local horticulturist! Spring is in the air and the gardenawaits you!

Friday April 25, 2014
10:30  AM Laughter Yoga

There are no complicated poses needed for this type of yoga. In fact, the only muscles you’ll need are your belly laughing muscles. The San Leandro Senior Center’s Laughter Yoga class is a drop-in program that includes playful exercises and lots of jokes. Laughter Yoga also includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required. Each participant will need to pay a $1 fee at the beginning of class. Must be 50+ to participate.